Suppliers and Sustainability


At The Old Commercial Inn we are working towards reducing our impact on the environment.  We source as much of our food as possible from local suppliers.  Our meat is from G Redfern & Sons butchers (Teignmouth) and we are very pleased to offer Two Farmers, hand-cooked crisps which are the first in the UK to come in fully compostable packaging.  We also serve our favourite ice cream and clotted cream from Langage Farm, Smithaleigh.


We currently offer Devon Red cider from Sandford Orchards of Crediton, Dorset Orchards Orchard Haze cider, Reddaways cider from the wood and Salcombe Gin. We are pleased to offer Dartmoor Brewery’s Legend, Jail and Dragon’s Breath, Palmers Colmers, IPA, 200, Tally Ho, Dorset Gold and Copper, as well as Quantock Wills Neck, Quantock Ale, Plastered Pheasant and QPA and Portside, Templer and Deckhand from brand new, local supplier, Teignmouth Brewery.  (Beers change regularly so we recommend our Facebook page for keeping you posted.)  Many of our wines are supplied by Christopher Piper Wines of Ottery St Mary and we also keep Pennard fruit wine and liqueurs grown at Avalon Orchard in Somerset.

Our fantastic coffee is provided by Bristol Twenty.  We brew Formula 442, a triple certified blend of Fairtrade, Organic & Rainforest Alliance certified coffees.  We also offer Formula 522 Swiss Water Decaffeinated Espresso and an indulgent dark, hot chocolate from Zuma (vegan).  We serve this with dairy milk from Dunns of Drewsteignton that is delivered to us in glass, returnable bottles.

We choose products and suppliers who support our ethos, such as the beautiful, vintage, refillable soda syphons you will find on the bar.  We choose to buy snacks and condiments in bulk, serving them in re-usable containers to avoid excess virgin packaging.  We can provide paper straws on request and our takeaway packaging is compostable cardboard and paper.

The Old Commercial Inn supports the work of Sustainable Bishopsteignton and the local Terracycle collection point at Teignmouth Arts & Community Centre.  We also give our plastic bottle lids to our good friend at Upturned Designs where the plastic is re-used to make gorgeous jewellery.  Let us know if you can help us on our plastic-free journey as we are always open to suggestions for local products, services and sustainable waste streams.